Schools across Glendale Unified School District held celebrations for Veterans Day, including Woodrow Wilson Middle School, which had a special assembly on Thursday.
The assembly, which focused on veterans from World War II and the Vietnam War, presented plaques to four veterans, Joe Weber, Roscoe Frazier, Leland Auger and Ethel Margolin and saw performances from Crescenta Valley ROTC Color Guard and award-winning Wilson Middle School choirs and bands.
Weber is one of the last airmen alive who remembers World War II in the Caribbean. His plane was given the task of sinking submarines, rescuing military personnel and civilians out of the ocean, transporting supplies and patrolling during WWII.
Frazier was awarded six Bronze Stars for heroism while he served in Vietnam. He served as a paratrooper in the prestigious 173 Airborne Brigade and also served with the 101st, 25th, 82nd, and 3rd Infantry Division.
During the Cold War and the Korean War, Auger served as aviation radioman from 1948-1952.
Margolin played a key administrative role in the Air Transport Command of the 8th Air Force during WWII. The 8th Air Force was the largest air force in the history of the United States. She went on to become a leader in her community and was honored at last year’s Kings hockey game.
First published in the November 11 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.